Arggh! The (cyber)world is going to H in a handcart.
Timewas you just downloaded demo software. Then you had to download a download "manager". Now, to get a demo of Ableton I have to download a 364kb "downloader" to then download a 1.24M "installer" to get the download of Ableton! (all the while of course being very vigilant not to get caught by some near viral crap that forks one's emails or some such!). #There was an old woman who swallowed a fly.....#
Anyhoo M, I have it working. I dropped in my "test piece" a very clean clip of Son on acoustic guitar and it sounded horrible! Loud but horrible, something called "warp" was set on, not by me, and never will be again! Can't say I like the look? Bit bleak.
Yes, this is the booger of computer recording. Some little setting somewhere that can be a reet pain to find but blindingly obvious when you do!
There's a wonderful piece of recording software that bends over backward to make itself available to you, try REAPER. http://www.cockos.com/reaper/download.php The demo is _fully_ functional, the download is tiny, there is no license manager or dongle or other license enforcement tool. The installation is quick and simple, the code it tight, the functionality is quite complete. I could go on for a while but you get the idea - I think it's a winner.
As I recall from rigging electric guitars, PA systems, analog tape recording, and motorcycle repair, it's always some little setting that I didn't know about that was blindingly obvious once I knew about it - and those systems were as analog as could be.
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